MCM Grande Hotel
Travel Blogs from Odessa
This morning, we started out at the Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Park for a Wreath Laying. This is a beautiful park. My cousin, Russell Platt's name is on the wall - he was killed in Vietnam, and was living in Las Cruces when he was deployed. During the ceremonies, the weather turned ugly again - looks like another rainy day. It rained off and on, …
Boy is this falter a waste land!! Nothing but oil pump jacks and junkyards in this entire area! What a difference in scenery from the past. 5 days!!
But we are close to the airport for our 7:15am flight to IAH then DCA so it works. We killed enough time driving around looking at stupid stuff that it landed us in Odessa at 5pm.
Our next task was to find a place to eat dinner. Odessa is a food desert....all food chains which is something I try ...
... named our camper. Greased Lightning. We want her to feel empowered. And of course the name comes with a built in theme song! Google it if you don't believe me :-). Oh no! Loud muffler all of a sudden. Stopped at a gas station and they directed across the street to Chico's Repair. Turned out that we busted a flange on our catalytic converter. Chico fixed us right up. He's the man! We just entered Mountain Time Zone and there are mountains around us. How fitting ...
... So, Steve has fallen instantly asleep in the passenger seat. No worries, I've got this. I start driving in Flatonia (it's flat). Get through San Antonio- no issues. West of San Antonio I see a light descending from the sky. My hypotheses as to what it is happen in this order: 1) helicopter; 2) alien spacecraft; 3) gigantic West Texas lightning bug. It turns out to be a ...
Whats the one thing you never want to happen before you leave on a trip? You dont want to be sick, and yet thats exactly where I am this morning. Praying that we can get meds and get everyone well before we leave. The last thing we want to do is travel while feeling bad, or worse yet to get someone else sick while on our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility